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Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Program

Sexual Assault Program
The Sexual Assault Program provides care to individuals who have experienced sexual violence. We work together with other community services to offer medical care, emotional support and assistance through the legal process.

The following services are available:

Sexual Assault Response Team
The Sexual Assault Response Team is a group of specially trained nurses. The team is available twenty-four hours a day through the Emergency Department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The team can provide:

  • Emergency and follow-up medical care for injuries and testing for sexually transmitted infections
  • Collection of information (forensic evidence) that may be necessary for use in a criminal investigation, if the client wishes.
  • Crisis emotional support.
  • Longer term follow-up counselling.
  • Arrangements to talk to the police, if the client wishes.
  • Information about any or all of these areas.

None of this will occur without the client's consent. The Sexual Assault Response Team gives clients the information they need to make decisions that are right for them.

Counselling Services
A social worker provides counselling for individuals who have been sexually assaulted recently and in the past. Call the Women's Health Care Centre at (705) 743-4132 or 1-800-419-3111 for more information.

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Domestic Violence Program
The Domestic Violence Program provides care to individuals who are living with domestic violence. A group of specially trained nurses called the Domestic Violence Response Team is available twenty-four hours a day through the Emergency Department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The team provides the following services:

  • Emergency and follow-up medical care for injuries.
  • Collection of information (evidence) that could be used in a criminal investigation, if you wish.
  • Crisis emotional support.
  • Safety planning.
  • Arrangements for you to talk to the police, if you wish.
  • Information about any or all of these areas.

None of these things will occur without your consent.

The Domestic Violence Response Team can give you the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you. We work together with other community services to offer emotional support and assistance through the legal process. We have a fulltime Domestic Violence Follow-up Nurse available for safety planning and assistance with referrals.

If you have been assaulted you can go to:

Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Emergency Department
1 Hospital Drive
Peterborough

For more information about support services for people who are living with domestic violence, call the Women's Health Care Centre at (705) 743-4132 or 1-800-419-3111.

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